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Willie Hines, Jr.

Willie Hines, Jr. is the Milwaukee Common Council President. He represents the 15th District.

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Plenty of Horne: Anti-Chisholm Candidate Fails to Get On Ballot
Plenty of Horne

Anti-Chisholm Candidate Fails to Get On Ballot

Monique Taylor sought open county supervisor seat to run against Gwen Moore’s son, but didn’t get enough signatures.

Milwaukee Stories: “I didn’t know if I’d be able to live in a city.”
Milwaukee Stories

“I didn’t know if I’d be able to live in a city.”

Angie Opsahl, who moved to the city from Waukesha, mentored Willie Hines and other urban teens.

House Confidential: County Supervisor Candidate Charlie Fox’s Historic Home
House Confidential

County Supervisor Candidate Charlie Fox’s Historic Home

If Fox is to become the model for future supervisors of a "gentleman politician," he has the perfectly pedigreed home to go with such a title.

House Confidential: Eyon Biddle’s Rescued Rental
House Confidential

Eyon Biddle’s Rescued Rental

The candidate for alderman lives in Triangle North neighborhood, on a block rescued by investor Yusuf Dahl.

House Confidential: Russell Stamper’s Century-Old Sherman Blvd. Home
House Confidential

Russell Stamper’s Century-Old Sherman Blvd. Home

The ever-busy county supervisor and aldermanic candidate also handles rental evictions on the side.

Plenty of Horne: Get Your Vote On
Plenty of Horne

Get Your Vote On

Early voting already underway for spring election, and memorials planned for Debra Usinger and Donna Schlieman.

House Confidential: The House of Hank the Dog
House Confidential

The House of Hank the Dog

The Brewer's canine mascot has a nine-room Whitefish Bay home and 10,000 square foot lot to roam in, all worth $570,000.

Common Council to honor Vel Phillips & Willie Hines
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Common Council to honor Vel Phillips & Willie Hines

Attorney Vel Phillips and former Common Council President Willie L. Hines, Jr. will be recognized during tomorrow’s (Tuesday, March 4) regular meeting of the full Council at City Hall.

Common Council President Murphy announces election for 15th District
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Common Council President Murphy announces election for 15th District

In his first act as Common Council President, Alderman Michael J. Murphy has ordered a special election for the vacant seat in the 15th Aldermanic District, which was vacated by departing Common Council President Willie L. Hines, Jr. If needed, a primary election will be held on April 1, with the special election to follow […]

Plenty of Horne: Murphy Announces New Committee Assignments
Plenty of Horne

Murphy Announces New Committee Assignments

The changes aren't radical but big winner is Ald. Kovac, who becomes chair of Finance and vice-chair of Steering and Rules.

House Confidential: Willie Hines’ Cozy Bungalow
House Confidential

Willie Hines’ Cozy Bungalow

Longtime council president's home is small but has a wood-burning fireplace and basement rec room finished in knotty pine.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Betting on the Common Council
Eyes on Milwaukee

Betting on the Common Council

Haven't got your fix with the Super Bowl? Gamble with friends on who will be the next council president.

Alderman Murphy on announcement by Council President Willie Hines
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Alderman Murphy on announcement by Council President Willie Hines

Statement of Alderman Michael J. Murphy January 31, 2014

President Hines to vacate Common Council seat
Press Release

President Hines to vacate Common Council seat

Common Council President Willie L. Hines, Jr., who has served as Milwaukee’s 15th District Alderman since 1996 and Council president since 2004, announced today that he is resigning his seat on the Council effective tomorrow, February 1, 2014.

Mayor Barrett Announces Stolen Thumb Drive Recovered
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Mayor Barrett Announces Stolen Thumb Drive Recovered

Jump drive with confidential city employee information found by Milwaukee police

Murphy’s Law: Crystal Ball for 2014
Murphy’s Law

Crystal Ball for 2014

25 predictions that are certain (well, maybe) to come true this year.

Plenty of Horne: Barrett’s Birthday Party
Plenty of Horne

Barrett’s Birthday Party

The mayor's celebration is 11 days late. And Lakefront Brewery shatters its record for annual barrels manufactured.

Statement of Common Council President Willie L. Hines, Jr.
Press Release

Statement of Common Council President Willie L. Hines, Jr.

President Hines statement about Alderman Jim Bohl.

New system for contracting police services will benefit business, public safety
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New system for contracting police services will benefit business, public safety

Statement of Alderman Willie C. Wade November 26, 2013

Priorities and services maintained in Council-approved 2014 budget
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Priorities and services maintained in Council-approved 2014 budget

The 2014 amended city budget approved today by the Milwaukee Common Council addresses key priorities and maintains quality city services at current levels.

Sale of former Malcolm X Academy property held by Council committee
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Sale of former Malcolm X Academy property held by Council committee

News release from Alderman Willie L. Hines, Jr. and Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs

Casino decision is about preserving jobs in Milwaukee
Press Release

Casino decision is about preserving jobs in Milwaukee

Statement of President Willie L. Hines, Jr. October 29, 2013

MPS Funding Continues to Decline

MPS Funding Continues to Decline

Loss of 19,000 students since 2003 and recent decline in its charter schools pushes revenue downward.

Latest sentence in police strip search case fails to do justice
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Latest sentence in police strip search case fails to do justice

Statement of Common Council President Willie L. Hines, Jr. October 4, 2013

First Look at NML’s New Skyscraper

First Look at NML’s New Skyscraper

The stunning, curved glass design for the 32-floor tower is by Pickard Chilton of New Haven, Connecticut.

Milwaukee Common Council unanimous in opposition to Kenosha casino
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Milwaukee Common Council unanimous in opposition to Kenosha casino

Statement of President Willie L. Hines, Jr. September 24, 2013

MSOE Soccer Garage Debuts

MSOE Soccer Garage Debuts

MSOE unveils parking garage, athletic field complex.

City of Milwaukee to Defend State Constitution
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City of Milwaukee to Defend State Constitution

Joint statement of Mayor Tom Barrett, Common Council President Willie L. Hines, Jr. and Alderman Michael J. Murphy

Prosecutors miss the mark in Williams decision
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Prosecutors miss the mark in Williams decision

Statement of Common Council President Willie L. Hines, Jr. May 28, 2013

Milwaukee County Supervisor Stamper, Milwaukee Alderman Hines Issue Statements on Fatal Shooting in Washington Park
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Milwaukee County Supervisor Stamper, Milwaukee Alderman Hines Issue Statements on Fatal Shooting in Washington Park

I am deeply saddened by yesterday’s tragic event and send my condolences to the family of 17- year- old Daniel Gardner.

Council vote clears way for new NML downtown HQ tower
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Council vote clears way for new NML downtown HQ tower

The Common Council voted today to approve the creation of Tax Incremental District 78, which will help fund the addition of a 1.1 million square foot office tower to the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance campus in downtown Milwaukee.

Plenty of Horne: The Ever-Changing City
Plenty of Horne

The Ever-Changing City

Countless changes on the lower East Side, the end of an art gallery, and the pols gather for Willie Hines' fundraiser.

Plea deal in cavity searches case is a disappointment
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Plea deal in cavity searches case is a disappointment

Statement of Common Council President Willie L. Hines, Jr. April 23, 2013

Peace Rally to Combat Crime

Peace Rally to Combat Crime

Rally special guest Ice T didn't show up as planned, but Mayor Barrett and Ald Hines spoke to the gathering.

Referendum on same-day registration a chance to make residents’ voices heard
Press Release

Referendum on same-day registration a chance to make residents’ voices heard

Joint Statement from members of the Common Council

Williams death inquest jury gets it right
Press Release

Williams death inquest jury gets it right

Statement of Common Council President Willie L. Hines, Jr. February 21, 2013

Governor Walker’s budget proposals prompt fresh concerns for Milwaukee
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Governor Walker’s budget proposals prompt fresh concerns for Milwaukee

Statement of Common Council President Willie L. Hines, Jr. February 21, 2013

Milwaukee residents have new ways of applying to serve on city boards and commissions
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Milwaukee residents have new ways of applying to serve on city boards and commissions

New City of Milwaukee online features enable residents to quickly and easily place their names in nomination for appointments to serve on city boards and commissions. The new features, including new city web pages where residents can submit their names for consideration for boards and commissions, were announced today by Mayor Tom Barrett and Common […]

Plenty of Horne: Every Politician in Town
Plenty of Horne

Every Politician in Town

Well, not quite, but the City's Birthday Party had a big turnout of politicians and insiders.

Murphy’s Law: Hines Would Reduce Fire & Police Commission Power
Murphy’s Law

Hines Would Reduce Fire & Police Commission Power

Council appears to back radical change, Barrett seems lukewarm.

How to Raise Chickens

How to Raise Chickens

Former aldermanic aide Alex Runner is among 14 city residents raising chickens -- and enjoying fresh eggs -- since a new ordinance was passed.

Common Council’s plan will allow developers to combat blight
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Common Council’s plan will allow developers to combat blight

More than 130 vacant, city-owned houses are set to be renovated or rebuilt and converted into rental properties, as a result of action by the Milwaukee Common Council last week.

Council President Hines & Ald. Witkowski to announce process changes for FPC confirmations
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Council President Hines & Ald. Witkowski to announce process changes for FPC confirmations

Common Council President Willie L. Hines, Jr., Alderman Terry L. Witkowski, chair of the Council’s Public Safety Committee, and other members of the Common Council will host a news conference TODAY, Thursday, January 17, 2013 in the City Hall Rotunda at 11:00 a.m. to discuss significant changes in the Council’s confirmation process for mayoral appointees […]

M. L. King Library is Open and Will Hold a Special Program on  Martin Luther King Jr. Day
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M. L. King Library is Open and Will Hold a Special Program on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

All Other Milwaukee Public Libraries are closed for the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Same-day voter registration advisory referendum goes to voters on April 2, 2013
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Same-day voter registration advisory referendum goes to voters on April 2, 2013

Statement from Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs January 15, 2013

Indonesian Consul General set for City Hall visit, welcome
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Indonesian Consul General set for City Hall visit, welcome

Indonesian Consul General Andriana Supandy will visit City Hall this week to promote good relations and cooperative opportunities with Milwaukee, according to Alderman Joe Davis, Sr., chair of the Common Council’s Community and Economic Development Committee.

Milwaukee One of Six Cities Selected to Receive Free Neighborhood Development Consultations Under Second Year of US EPA Grant to Global Green, USA
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Milwaukee One of Six Cities Selected to Receive Free Neighborhood Development Consultations Under Second Year of US EPA Grant to Global Green, USA

Sustainability Experts from Global Green USA to Visit Towns Across the Country in 2013

Council members applaud 911 cell phone shift vote by County Board
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Council members applaud 911 cell phone shift vote by County Board

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors today approved a compromise plan that will allow Milwaukee Police Department dispatchers to begin handling all 911 cell phone calls that originate in the city – a cooperative move that will save taxpayer dollars.

Sheriff Clarke’s gun rights diatribe disappointing in the wake of tragedy
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Sheriff Clarke’s gun rights diatribe disappointing in the wake of tragedy

Sheriff Clarke’s gun rights diatribe disappointing in the wake of tragedy

Statement of Common Council President Willie L. Hines, Jr. December 18, 2012
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Statement of Common Council President Willie L. Hines, Jr. December 18, 2012

I am aware of the reports on the recent arrest of a Milwaukee Police officer and the investigation into allegations of on-duty criminal activity by that officer. Given the many issues we face in the city and the Milwaukee Police Department, I am disappointed that a law enforcement officer would find himself in the middle […]

President Hines to stress importance of new smoke alarm ordinance
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President Hines to stress importance of new smoke alarm ordinance

Common Council President Willie L. Hines, Jr. will join Mayor Tom Barrett and Fire Chief Mark Rohlfing to highlight the importance of the city’s new smoke alarm ordinance on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.

Fire and Police Commission’s reversal sends hope throughout the community
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Fire and Police Commission’s reversal sends hope throughout the community

Fire and Police Commission’s reversal sends hope throughout the community

Quiet Company Could Build City’s Tallest Building

Quiet Company Could Build City’s Tallest Building

An examination of the who, what, where, and when of the new Northwestern Mutual office tower.

Statement of President Hines on the passing of Felmers Chaney
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Statement of President Hines on the passing of Felmers Chaney

Statement of President Hines on the passing of Felmers Chaney.

Reinstatement of Officer Schoen sets dangerous precedent
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Reinstatement of Officer Schoen sets dangerous precedent

I am deeply troubled by the Fire and Police Commission’s inexplicable decision Monday to reinstate the employment of Police Officer Richard Schoen, who was fired by Chief Edward Flynn following an excessive force case.

Photo Gallery: Politics & Poetry
Photo Gallery

Politics & Poetry

Politicians and others try their hand at poetry in City Hall.

Common Council makes cuts in approved budget, preserves property tax relief
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Common Council makes cuts in approved budget, preserves property tax relief

The 2013 amended city budget approved today by the Milwaukee Common Council provides some property tax relief for residents, while holding steady on crucial city services.

Council votes to support County Board’s Medical Examiner legislation
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Council votes to support County Board’s Medical Examiner legislation

County Board file establishes new policy for ME in cases involving death while in law enforcement custody

Clear Channel Outdoor will provide pro bono digital billboard spots for Milwaukee election info
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Clear Channel Outdoor will provide pro bono digital billboard spots for Milwaukee election info

Clear Channel Outdoor will provide pro bono digital billboard spots for Milwaukee election info.

U.S. Civil Rights Division now accepting tips from Milwaukee citizens about MPD
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U.S. Civil Rights Division now accepting tips from Milwaukee citizens about MPD

Residents who believe Milwaukee Police officers have violated their rights have an outlet for their concerns starting today.

Pattern and practice of potential police misconduct warrants federal investigation
Press Release

Pattern and practice of potential police misconduct warrants federal investigation

Joint Statement from members of the Common Council

Common Council members call for County to codify changes in Medical Examiner’s procedures
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Common Council members call for County to codify changes in Medical Examiner’s procedures

Twelve members of the Milwaukee Common Council today sent a letter (attached) to Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic asking that specific changes be made into law regarding procedures and practices in the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office. The 12 Council members are urging changes in the Medical Examiner’s […]

Citizens still waiting for answers about illegal strip searches
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Citizens still waiting for answers about illegal strip searches

Milwaukee Common Council passed, a resolution that calls for the Milwaukee Police Department and the Fire and Police Commission to maintain transparency while investigating alleged illegal strip searches and body cavity searches performed by MPD personnel, and to report their findings within 30 days of concluding said investigations. The measure was co-sponsored by Aldermen Willie […]

Meeting with medical examiner to be covered by Council President Hines & other Council members at 2 p.m. news conference
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Meeting with medical examiner to be covered by Council President Hines & other Council members at 2 p.m. news conference

Common Council President Willie L. Hines, Jr. and other members of the Common Council will hold a news conference TODAY — Friday, September 28 — in the City Hall Rotunda at 2:00 p.m. to discuss today’s meeting with the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office re the Derek Williams case. What: News conference When: 2:00 p.m. […]

Common Council members question Medical Examiner on Williams investigation
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Common Council members question Medical Examiner on Williams investigation

In their ongoing efforts to provide clarity and transparency about the investigation into the tragic death of Derek Williams in Milwaukee Police custody, Alderman Willie L. Hines, Jr., Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Willie C. Wade and Alderman Ashanti Hamilton met with the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner this morning, expressing their concerns and seeking answers.

Common Council to deliberate on Mayor’s proposed 2013 City Budget
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Common Council to deliberate on Mayor’s proposed 2013 City Budget

Today, Mayor Tom Barrett delivered a 2013 proposed executive budget to the Milwaukee Common Council that provides some relief to property taxpayers, includes no employee layoffs and maintains police staffing, but also includes an agreement to have the city absorb police patrols in parks and 911 communications duties from the county.

U.S. Attorney’s insight needed in Williams death investigation
Press Release

U.S. Attorney’s insight needed in Williams death investigation

We are respectfully requesting that the office of the U.S. Attorney conduct an investigation into the case of Derek Williams, who died last year while in the custody of Milwaukee police.

Common Council members to meet with Medical Examiner on Williams investigation
Press Release

Common Council members to meet with Medical Examiner on Williams investigation

In their ongoing efforts to provide clarity and transparency about the investigation into the tragic death of Derek Williams in Milwaukee Police custody, Alderman Willie L. Hines, Jr., Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Willie C. Wade and Alderman Ashanti Hamilton will meet with the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner on Friday, September 28, 2012.

Council members to discuss Williams case
Press Release

Council members to discuss Williams case

Common Council President Willie L. Hines, Jr. and other members of the Common Council will host a news conference TODAY, September 25 in the City Hall Rotunda at 4:30 p.m. to discuss the Derek Williams case. What: Williams case news conference When: 4:30 p.m. TODAY, Sept. 25, 2012 Where: City Hall Rotunda, 200 E. Wells […]

Council President Hines issues statement in wake of shootings: Citizen Action Needed
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Council President Hines issues statement in wake of shootings: Citizen Action Needed

Late last night, shots again rang out in the 15th Aldermanic District – this time near N. 41st and W. Center Streets – resulting in gunshot wounds for two young men. Thankfully, it appears that neither man will lose his life because of the injuries suffered. Recent shootings in the district, including a triple shooting […]

Tragedy in Oak Creek
Press Release

Tragedy in Oak Creek

Joint Statement from Members of the Common Council

Murphy’s Law: The War Against Chief Flynn
Murphy’s Law

The War Against Chief Flynn

Why is the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel trashing the city’s best police chief in decades?

Eyes on Milwaukee: Common Council Committee Appointments, Milwaukee County Attraction Pass, The Moderne Lands a Restaurant, and More
Eyes on Milwaukee

Common Council Committee Appointments, Milwaukee County Attraction Pass, The Moderne Lands a Restaurant, and More

Eyes on Milwaukee this week focuses on the committee appointments by Milwaukee Common Council President Willie Hines, Supervisor Haas' efforts for a Milwaukee County attraction pass, the restaurant coming to The Moderne, and more.

Eyes on Milwaukee: The Impending New Milwaukee Delegation, Free Brewers Tickets for Aldermen, 24 to 1, and More
Eyes on Milwaukee

The Impending New Milwaukee Delegation, Free Brewers Tickets for Aldermen, 24 to 1, and More

Welcome to the ninth installment of Eyes on Milwaukee. This week I examine the coming changes to the Milwaukee Delegation, how another big city gets quite the luxury perk, the difference between the charter meetings of the City and County, Milwaukee's new City Clerk, and more.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Hines for Mayor, Coggs for Life, Thomas for 34%, and More City Politics
Eyes on Milwaukee

Hines for Mayor, Coggs for Life, Thomas for 34%, and More City Politics

Welcome to the seventh installment of Eyes on Milwaukee. This week the focus is all on City of Milwaukee elected officials following yesterday's election. I explore the likelihood that Willie Hines runs for Mayor, how the new Common Council will resemble the old Common Council, the wide disparity in vote totals between districts, Bob Donovan winning the war, the shocking number of votes Johnny Thomas got, and Spencer Coggs' new job.

Milwaukee Moves Forward!

Milwaukee Moves Forward!

Council committee moves forward with the streetcar.

John Norquist Milwaukee Tour – Congress for the New Urbanism

John Norquist Milwaukee Tour – Congress for the New Urbanism

One day before the start of the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) 19th annual conference in Madison, former Mayor and current CNU President & CEO John Norquist returned to Milwaukee with a number of his former deputies to offer a tour of many of the urban projects started during his tenure as mayor.

MPS isn’t Coke or Pepsi, it’s Walmart

MPS isn’t Coke or Pepsi, it’s Walmart

America's suburban landscape has become littered with empty blight inducing big-box stores. As Walmart uses up a market, the company shutters stores and moves on to the next neighborhood, leaving hulking vacant boxes and thousands of empty, litter-filled parking spots in its wake.

Marriott Hotel Project Wins Appeal on 3-2 Vote at Zoning Committee

Marriott Hotel Project Wins Appeal on 3-2 Vote at Zoning Committee

At yesterday's meeting of the Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee Jackson Street Management LLC won an appeal of the Historic Preservation Commission's ruling regarding their request to demolish five buildings within the East Side Commercial Historic District to make way for a new Marriott Hotel.

Doyle’s Decision Could Send Ripples Through Milwaukee’s Political Landscape

Doyle’s Decision Could Send Ripples Through Milwaukee’s Political Landscape

Governor Doyle's announcement that he will not be seeking a third term could send ripples through Milwaukee's political landscape. The most commonly mentioned named Democratic Party members that may run for Governor include, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, State Sen. Jon Erpenbach, Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, and Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk.

Expect The Hoan Bridge Debate To Heat Up

Expect The Hoan Bridge Debate To Heat Up

Like the temperature outside, the Hoan Bridge reconstruction debate will heat up over the next few weeks. Alderman Robert Bauman, who represents downtown Milwaukee and the north end of the bridge, recently issued a press release that details how the city will likely position itself on the issue with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT).

M.O.R.E. – Common Council March 25th, 2009 Meeting Notes

M.O.R.E. – Common Council March 25th, 2009 Meeting Notes

The M.O.R.E ordinance was the most widely debated action taken at this Common Council meeting.

Committee Requests Federal Government Not Re-certify SEWRPC

Committee Requests Federal Government Not Re-certify SEWRPC

Alderman Bauman lead the efforts to bring forward a resolution that would have the City of Milwaukee request that Milwaukee County withdraw from the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission ("SEWRPC").

Senator Russ Feingold to Address Milwaukee Common Council

Senator Russ Feingold to Address Milwaukee Common Council

As part of the President's Speaker Series, Council President Willie Hines Jr has invited Senator Russ Feingold to address the Common Council on September 2nd. There is a reception before the meeting at 8:30 a.m., followed by the meeting at 9:00 a.m. The meeting and reception are both open to the public.

What is the True Value of Water?

What is the True Value of Water?

Or as Common Council President Hines put it "What is Water Worth?" This question has been on the minds of local officials and citizens as of late because of the City of Milwaukee approving an agreement to sell water to New Berlin.

Public Works Committee Considers Vehicle Registration Feed

Public Works Committee Considers Vehicle Registration Feed

This special committee meeting was scheduled to discuss resolution 080034. It was brought forward by Alderman Robert Bauman, Alderman Bob Donovan, Alderman Wille Wade and, Alderman Willie Hines Jr. and proposed replacing large assessments on property owners to pay for road repaid projects with a $20 vehicular registration fee. Alderman Bauman laid out the three […]

Plenty of Horne: Donovan Plays to His Base
Plenty of Horne

Donovan Plays to His Base

"They said he should be governor."

The Roundup: When the Wealthy Serve
The Roundup

When the Wealthy Serve

A Look at the Commerce Secretary’s Statement of Economic Interests

The Roundup: Mequon Turns Voter Away
The Roundup

Mequon Turns Voter Away

The City of Mequon told a local man who tried to register and vote at City Hall last week that he was “too late.”

The Roundup: Crisses Averted
The Roundup

Crisses Averted

Barrett and Walker Announce Plan for Ballots in Milwaukee

The Roundup: Let My People Shop!
The Roundup

Let My People Shop!

Ald. Zielinski is upset, because Jewel Osco has taken steps to prevent a new grocery store in his district.

The Roundup: The Governor and the Empire Builder
The Roundup

The Governor and the Empire Builder

Governor Jim Doyle made a brief appearance at Milwaukee’s Amtrak station Friday, 11 June on the 75th anniversary of the Empire Builder, Amtrak’s service from Chicago to the Northwest coast. Before boarding the train, Doyle mixed the romance of the rails with the Great American Novel. “In the final passage of the Great Gatsby, the […]

The Roundup: How Did Peggy Know?
The Roundup

How Did Peggy Know?

Over Cocktails in 2001, then-A.G. Candidate Peg Lautenschlager Said Rival would be Indicted

The Roundup: The Inaugural
The Roundup

The Inaugural

Marvin Pratt did not stand up with the crowd when Tom Barrett was inaugurated mayor, and the press has made a good deal of the slight. However, just after Judge Louis Butler administered the oath of office to the new mayor, Barrett’s first comments were to commend Pratt, and the former acting mayor did stand […]

The Roundup: On the Fundraiser Trail
The Roundup

On the Fundraiser Trail

David Riemer held a fundraiser and art auction to advance his bid for County Executive. Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design was the place, and over a hundred people showed up to look at the art (a Guido Brink retrospective) and to meet with the candidate March 8th. Wine was served, and the food was […]

The Roundup: My Campaign Blog
The Roundup

My Campaign Blog

Two hundred fifty bucks or a free press pass?

Murphy’s Law: Rally ‘Round the Convention Center, Boys
Murphy’s Law

Rally ‘Round the Convention Center, Boys

It was a mere three years ago that the Midwest Express Center opened, as a state-of-the-art solution to the city's convention needs.